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Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery

Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery is the specialty that includes prevention, clinical assessment, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment and follow-up until the final functional recovery of congenital, traumatic, infectious, tumorous, metabolic, or degenerative processes and congenital musculoskeletal or structural deformities and functional disorders, basically diseases of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bone).

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In the broadest sense, Traumatology covers traumas anywhere on the body while, in general, although there are significant differences from country to country, Orthopaedics deals with non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis and arthritis and diseases that affect the muscles, tendons and bone segments.

During childhood, before the musculoskeletal system has fully matured, Paediatric Orthopaedics addresses conditions that affect the growth and development of this system.

The Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery Services at Hospitales San Roque in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria operate 24-hours a day and have the capacity to deal with any osteo-tendon injuries that may occur.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Service includes:

  • An Arthroplasty Unit with proven experience in hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery.
  • The Arthroscopy Unit, which treats problems that affect the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and wrists using the most advanced technology currently available.
  • The Paediatric Orthopaedic Unit, which corrects growth defects.
  • The Graft Unit, which is equipped to perform lyophilized  or frozen bone and tendon grafts in order to solve problems  that involve a significant loss of bone mass. (prosthetic replacement, tumor surgery, etc.)
  • Growth factor and stem cell therapy, bone and joint infiltration in pathologies of the joints and bones where cell therapy has proven effective.
  • Ozone therapy, in which ozone infiltrations are made in  intra-articular and sublaminar or spinal trigger points.  

In the broadest sense, Traumatology covers traumas anywhere on the body while, in general, although there are significant differences from country to country, Orthopaedics deals with non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis and arthritis and diseases that affect the muscles, tendons and bone segments. 

During childhood, before the musculoskeletal system has fully matured, Paediatric Orthopaedics addresses conditions that affect the growth and development of this system. 

The Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery Services at Hospitales San Roque in Maspalomas operate 24-hours a day and have the capacity to deal with any osteo-tendon injuries that may occur.

The Spinal Column Unit:

  • Herniated discs
  • Lumbago
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Vertebral fractures.
  • Osteoporosis Congenital deformities
  • Endoscopic Micro-surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery using radio frequency therapy
  • Treatment of chronic pain, etc.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Service includes:

  • Growth disorders and Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Spinal column
  • Pathologies of the upper limbs and hands
  • Pathologies of the lower limbs
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty
  • Musculoskeletal disorders in athletes 
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Adult Orthopaedics
  • Growth factor infiltrations

In the broadest sense, Traumatology covers traumas anywhere on the body while, in general, although there are significant differences from country to country, Orthopaedics deals with non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis and arthritis and diseases that affect the muscles, tendons and bone segments.

During childhood, before the musculoskeletal system has fully matured, Paediatric Orthopaedics addresses conditions that affect the growth and development of this system.

At our Vecindario Care Center we deal with:

The Spinal Column Unit:

  • Herniated discs
  • Lumbago
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Vertebral fractures.
  • Osteoporosis
  • Congenital deformities
  • Endoscopic Micro-surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery using radio frequency therapy
  • Treatment of chronic pain, etc.

Orthopaedic Surgery Service:

  • Growth disorders and Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Spinal column
  • Pathologies of the upper limbs and hands
  • Pathologies of the lower limbs
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty
  • Musculoskeletal disorders in athletes
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Adult Orthopaedics
  • Growth factor infiltrations



Meanwhile, Orthopaedics deals with non-traumatic disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as osteoarthritis, arthritis and diseases of the muscles, tendons and bone segments.  During childhood, before the musculoskeletal system has fully matured, Paediatric Orthopaedics addresses conditions that affect this system's growth and development.

At Néstor de la Torre Care Center we deal with:

  • Adult and childhood traumatology
  • Growth disorders
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Spinal column
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